Showko Comedy


Hi I’m Showko. I’m a Japanese Comedian, Ventriloquist and Rakugo Performer (Japanese Sit-Down Comedian) based in Melbourne. I love performing for diverse audiences, ages and nationalities. I’m a comedian without borders! Many people (and reviews – check them out here 😁) say that my show is so original, quirky and hilarious! 

I perform all over the world and can entertain from comedy clubs to corporate events, Network TV to online TV and school shows to cultural events. I’m truly borderless!

笑福亭笑子(しょうふくてい しょうこ)


 2004年 笑福亭鶴笑入門。メルボルンを拠点に活動。落語家修行は異例のロンドンにて。
 AmazonプライムビデオUK&USにて、笑子のソローショー”Absolutely Normal” 配信中。


Showko Showfukutei

Showko is arguably the world’s quirkiest and most original ventriloquist and Rakugo performer. She was awarded the stage name Showko Showfukutei after completing a 3 year Rakugo apprenticeship. Rakugo is a 400 year old traditional form of Japanese comedy storytelling and – like martial arts – requires the apprentice to train under a master. The difference being that in martial arts you learn how to kick arse; in Rakugo you learn how to make someone laugh their arse off.

Born and raised in Japan, she is a Melbourne based Japanese comedian. Showko has lived and worked internationally in London, Edinburgh, Paris, L.A, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Australia and many more performing at major comedy clubs, theaters, festivals, events and TV.

Armed with a sharp wit, a keen sense of kookiness and an adorable collection of hand-made puppets it’s no wonder Showko was a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent and has her own special on Amazon Prime Video (US & UK).

She is a member of the Kamigata Rakugo Association, and is the only fully trained professional Rakugo performer currently living outside Japan. 

• Amazon Prime US & UK – ‘Absolutely Normal’
• TV Tokyo
• ABC iView “International Women’s Day Debate”
• NHK (Japanese National TV) Tsurube’s Kazokuni Kampai
• Australia’s Got Talent finalist
• Yomiuri TV “Good Chikyu bin” featuring Showko
• Channel News Asia: “Primetime Morning”
• TBS: “minomonta no asa zubba!”
• Nagoya TV
• Kyoto TV
• Channel 7 (Australia)
• Channel 31 (Australia)

• ABC National Radio in “International Womens Day debate”
• ABC National Radio “In conversation with John Faine” (guest)
• SBS National Radio in Australia (guest)
• 3RRR Radio in Melbourne (guest)
• MBS Radio in Japan
• Radio Osaka in Japan
• Radio regular program on MediaCorp FM 96.3 (Showko`s Quirky News!) 
• MediaCorp Radio, Singapore FM96.3   Roles: Full-time Bilingual Radio Producer Presenter
• RADIO Regular Programs in Japan  (MBS, Radio Osaka, FM Uji,Yes FM, FM Beach Station) 

In-Flight Radio Programmes
• Singapore Airlines: Monthly Program J-Pop 2010~2012 Monthly Program J-Gold 2010~2012
• CATHAY PACIFIC “In-Fight monthly music program” 1999~2004
• LUFTHANSA “In-Fight monthly music program” 2000~2004

“Anata no tamenara dokomademo” 2009

Commercials & Narration
• Disney
• Discovery Channel, Animal Planet
• Daimaru and more…

Corporate Events
• P&G
• Sumitomo Life
• CANON Europe
• Mitsui UK & BP
• Miki Corporation
• Embassy of Japan, UK
• Embassy of Japan, Tonga
• Japan Foundation Sydney
• Singapore Japanese Association
• Japanese Teachers Association of Victoria
• Washington University, US
• London University, UK
• Liverpool Sydney, Charity Ball
• Visit Japan Campaign, Beverly Hills Hilton, USA
and more…

Cruise Shows
• Princess Cruise
• Holland America
• Cunard

• Adelaide Fringe Festival – 2019
• Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 2014, 2015, 2018, 2022
• Bondi Feast Festival – 2018
• Melbourne Fringe Festival – 2017
• Frocking Hilarious (charity gala for ActionAid Australia) – 2016
• Wellington Japan Festival – 2016
• Christchurch Japan Festival, NZ – 2015
• Avignon Festival, France
• Paris Club, France
• Edinburgh Fringe Festival
• Brighton Fringe Festival
• Hamburg and Osaka Sister City Festival
• Malaysian Arts Festival
• Philippines Japan Festival and more…

• Atheneum Theatre
• Malthouse Theatre
• Norwich Puppet Theatre Norwich Puppet Festival ~ 25th Anniversary
• Little Angel Theatre ~ Hans Christian Anderson’s 200th Anniversary Show
• World Heritage National Bunraku Puppet Theatre, Osaka
• Hanjotei Rakugo Theatre in Japan (regular performance) and more


Sushi Master

Ninja Ken

Hello Kitty

One Eye

No Face

Cucumber Sushi Monster